We had a couple of these Baofeng UV-82HP HAM HT radios that shipped in blue from Baofeng USA yesterday.
We have been away from ham radio for many years and are getting back into it using the Baofeng UV-82HP radio's and plan to use them enough so that we are comfortable with them and review general HAM radio practice so we are ready as possible to use them just in case for emergency usage. Their strength is in being able to reach out further, and use repeater systems in an emergency over our GMRS radios to use with our non ham friends and family.
We also picked up a couple of inexpensive open box MSC-20C straps for them from ebay. I do not pick up a lot of open box stuff other than when it is non electronics.
This is another part of our continued effort to update our emergency Go-Packs we have been trying to do over time.
73's K7VIQ and KD7PJW (GMRS family call - WQYS231)